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2012-10-31
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Midtronics’ software update to its HYB-1000 hybrid battery system analyzer extends the list of hybrid vehicles it supports to 12.
2012-10-30
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CAE is no longer the sole domain of simulation specialists at GKN Driveline. A foundation architecture for handling digital test and simulation data enables wide use of complex CAE by non-specialist product engineers.
2012-10-30
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Design and validation processes that include modeling, simulation, and hardware-in-the-loop testing are creating larger and larger volumes of data, making it more challenging for engineers to analyze and understand the nuances of their designs. Tool providers are ramping up their efforts to help these designers manage data.
2012-10-30
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The drive to provide more creature comforts and automate tasks is prompting an increase in the number of small motors that move seats, windows, mirrors, and perform other actions. That is prompting silicon makers to roll out a number of products that meet the power requirements of these motors.
2012-10-30
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The growing number of vehicles, coupled with the trend to connected cars, is likely to force automakers to forge partnerships that go beyond normal auto-industry boundaries. These links will have to include regulators, universities, and companies from consumer markets and other commercial fields.
2012-10-30
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Valeo and V. Johnson Enterprises have formed a joint venture named Detroit Thermal Systems (DTS) to acquire the last operation in Ford's Automotive Components Holding unit—the climate-control business on Sheldon Road in Plymouth, MI.
2012-10-29
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SAE International is introducing a personnel credentialing program that enables engineers, product development technicians, and associated personnel to earn a Certificate of Competency or Certification in the Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) methodology.
2012-10-27
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Romax Technology’s Concept design software provides semi-automated sizing, definition and rating of gears, shafts and bearings, with advanced 3-D visualization capability that allows evaluation and manipulation of key parameters.
2012-10-25
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A new IR-assisted advanced out-of-autoclave (OOA) process from Kubota Research Associates reportedly enhances adhesion properties and “significantly” accelerates the curing speed of thermoset resin systems for installing adhesive bonded fasteners onto composite fuselage and metal structures.
2012-10-25
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General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën on Oct. 24 announced their strategic alliance will co-develop four common vehicle projects, with the first launching by the end of 2016. The projects are: • A joint program for a compact-class multipurpose van for Opel/Vauxhall and a compact-class crossover utility vehicle for the Peugeot brand. • A joint multipurpose vehicle program for the small car segment for Opel/Vauxhall and the Citroën brand. • An upgraded, low-CO2 small car segment platform to feed Opel/Vauxhall’s and PSA’s next generation of cars in Europe and other regions. • A joint program for midsize cars for Opel/Vauxhall and the Peugeot and Citroën brands.
2012-10-24
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1-D and 3-D virtual prototyping provide an end to the over-engineering of subsystems in the days of cost and time crunching.
2012-10-23
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A retired military officer who was the development manager for the U.S. Department of Defense's $3 trillion, six-year Future Year Defense Plan wants suppliers to know that the military wants innovative product solutions.
2012-10-22
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The EH5000AC-3 officially becomes Hitachi’s largest rigid frame hauler and, the company says, one of the most technologically advanced mining trucks on the market today.
2012-10-22
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The six facilities being rolled out through 2013 enable DuPont's 9500 engineers and scientists to collaborate more quickly and effectively with the global automotive industry as well as academia and government partners.
2012-10-22
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Xilinx's Zynq-7000 all-programmable system on chip (SoC) is a targeted design platform for driver assistance applications.
2012-10-22
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Kistler’s Type 9269A RoaDyn S6HT System 2000 is a six-component wheel force transducer (WFT) designed to measure three forces and moments during chassis and component road load data acquisition.
2012-10-22
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Lemo adds a rugged waterproof USB Type A connector to its M Series family of harsh environment, lightweight ratchet-coupling compact connectors.
2012-10-22
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The PowerCore PSD14 air cleaner from Donaldson expands the PSD family of air cleaners into a larger size and airflow range of up to 1450 ft3/min (41 m3/min).
2012-10-22
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Bell Helicopter has commenced construction for its new global headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. The company plans to invest $230 million in new and upgraded facilities as part of a comprehensive revitalization effort.
2012-10-22
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Rolls-Royce won a contract to power the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of hovercrafts, known as the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC). It will work with Textron Marine & Land Systems, which has been selected to build the initial development craft, in a program that could extend to 73 craft.
2012-10-22
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The Office of Naval Research awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop technology to locate and classify an adversary’s attempts to interfere with GPS signals and disrupt military operations. The three-year contract for the Modernized Integrated Spoofer Tracking (MIST) program calls for Rockwell Collins to develop technology and prototype system concepts to detect and locate the sources of transmitted signals that are intended to disrupt the warfighter’s ability to navigate and communicate.
2012-10-22
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Boeing awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a $17.5 million contract to redesign and upgrade the Apache Block III AH-64D Mission Processor. The Block III Mission Processor provides the aircraft with an open-system computing architecture that will be expected to integrate with both current and next-generation technologies.
2012-10-22
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NASA has awarded ATK a $50 million contract to complete engineering development and risk reduction tests as part of the Advanced Concept Booster Development for the Space Launch System (SLS). ATK's effort focuses on overcoming key technological challenges in developing advanced booster requirements for NASA's SLS program.
2012-10-22
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Autoliv said Oct. 19 that it will expand its technical center for active safety and vehicle restraint development in Shanghai, China. The expansion will enable the company to increase its crash testing, engineering of passive and active safety systems, and global core airbag development in China.
2012-10-19
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Lincoln on Oct. 19 formally opened a new design studio in Dearborn, MI. It is the brand's first new, fully dedicated design center in four decades. Located on the campus of Ford Motor Co.'s Product Development Center, the studio is home to a skilled, co-located global team of designers, sculptors, math sculptors, and modelers representing a dozen nationalities.
2012-10-19
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SAE International is working with global automakers to investigate the formation of a new Cooperative Research Program (CRP) regarding 1234yf refrigerant. The formation of the group is in response to a Daimler AG press release on Sept. 25 that questioned the safe use of the refrigerant.
2012-10-19
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The modular architecture is scalable for a wide variety of vehicle applications. It features two input shafts, each driven by its own electric motor, following DCT principles but with two motors instead of twin clutches.
2012-10-19
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Weight reduction is already a significant consideration in companies’ product development efforts, and the emphasis is only going to increase in the years ahead, according to SAE-member survey respondents.
2012-10-19
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Faurecia engineers and other personnel recently completed occupation of new offices in Southfield, MI. The Southfield Customer Center covers 50,000 ft² (4600 m²) and is dedicated to engineering, product development, program management, sales, and marketing in support of Ford.
2012-10-18
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A high-speed amphibious, single-seat sports vehicle is headed to production after engineers logged more than two million hours developing various patented technologies.
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